ARCHIVE - Early 1970s Teal Traina Floral Print Maxi Dress With Batwing Sleeve Detail

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This 1970s floral print cotton/wool blend maxi dress is by American high end label Teal Traina and has a feminine, contemporary aesthetic with a Deco style line. The autumnal shades of russet, golden ochre and sage green blend beautifully against a black background with the density of the print culminating largely on the bodice and scattered more sparingly on the ankle length skirt. The batwing sleeves feature 3" zipper fastenings on each cuff and the slash neckline is embellished with 4 x loop buttons on either shoulder covered in matching fabric so that the dress can easily be slipped over the head. There are concealed side pockets on the hips below a slightly dropped elasticated waistband and the bodice is lined in pale nude chiffon. This special piece is wonderfully versatile and is suitable for the daytime but just as easily dressed up with red lipstick! In excellent vintage condition with no flaws to note and considerable give at the bust and waist, would fit a range of sizes between US size 6-10, UK 10-14.


BUST - 36 in. (91.44 cm)

WAIST - 30 in. (76.2 cm)

HIP - 38 in. (96.52 cm)

LENGTH - 51 in. (129.54 cm)

SLEEVE LENGTH - 29in (73.6 cm)

Teal Traina had a slew of the most well known American designers working for the label throughout the 1950s - 1970s including Geoffrey Beene, Dominic Rompallo, Chester Weinberg, Rodriguez and Kay Unger. Sleeve Length - 29"


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


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